To skip my ramblings: https://github.com/bdupreez/bass
I have recently done a couple little side projects and proof of concepts, all in Angular 2 (or 4 or whatever someone calls it), all using Spring Boot, all requiring some sort of authentication.
With both Spring and Angular teams iterating and releasing so quickly I found that by the time I got to a new POC I often had to do a number of updates and some of the projects brought in their own unnecessary complications, so it would take longer than I like to get started with the new POC, and therefore I decided it get back to a barebones implementation.
Hopefully it proves helpful to someone that requires an quickstart full stack Angular / Spring application.
It can extended and deployed as required.
One choice I would like to mention as it might not be to everyone's taste is the idea of having the Angular application as a Spring boot application rather than just deploying the static content to Nginx or Apache, and if you're looking to deploy this in a high volume production environment, you'd probably want to relook at that.
The reason I did this was just as convenience for myself. I liked having the whole app deployed as 3 self contained jars and drive both backend and ui configuration from one spring profile environment variable. Of course as this already does contain some of the Spring cloud dependancies, it would be simple enough to include Service discovery with Eureka and a Config Server, but for quickstarter... running 5 or 6 boot applications for a simple web ui might be overkill :)
More details on Github Project README.md